Baierlein Thermal Physics Solutions . 1 Pdf
This is a refreshingly approachable introduction to thermal physics. It is often useful to have a text that, rather than spend a lot of time on a conceptual introduction, instead plunges into topics of interest. Gibbs, H.S. is a successful example. It's a pleasure to use a text that is suitable for students of both physics and literature. I like the way that the topics are ordered and linked. There's nothing here that I wouldn't use myself with undergraduate students. It's a great book.
Baierlein Thermal Physics Solutions . 1 pdf
The book I use for teaching thermodynamics at the University of Evansville. Students find this to be a fun and interesting course. The author does a good job of keeping the material interesting even though it is a basic course. It is an exciting course for students interested in thermal physics. Gibbs, H.S. is a very interesting and engaging writer. The book is consistent in its presentation of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and their application to thermal physics. The first couple of chapters contain good examples of the use of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The material for the rest of the book is very thorough and clearly written. I like the introduction of various examples, including a section for chemical engineering and a section for ordinary heat engines. I like the first chapter of the text, which uses statistical physics to develop the concepts of energy, work, and entropy.
This course offers an introduction to probability, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics. Specific topics in probability include random variables, joint and conditional probability densities, and functions of a random variable. Concepts in statistical mechanics include macroscopic variables and thermodynamic equilibrium, fundamental assumptions of statistical mechanics, and microcanonical and canonical ensembles. Also covered are the first, second, and third laws of thermodynamics. Numerous examples illustrating a wide variety of physical phenomena such as magnetism, polyatomic gases, thermal radiation, electrons in solids, and noise in electronic devices are discussed.